Black Panther 2‘s Wakandan technology can change the world greater than Thanos. Until recently, the MCU has traditionally reflected on setting their adventures in a “world outside your window” – our own world with the addition of God and monsters, superheroes and aliens.
Little by little, though, MCU‘s land is changing. It started in 2012’s Avengers, then New York came under alien invasion, and the world became aware of the presence of superheroes and aliens. Finally, in Avengers: Infinity War we witnessed the dreadful Thanos snapping his fingers that wiped out half the life of the universe. For five long years, traumatized survivors struggled to fit in, and then the Avengers finally made things right. But as important as all these events may be, the greatest change of all was set up in a far more subtle way.
The 2018 Black Panther introduced viewers to the fictional African nation of Wakanda, which has immense power for advanced technology. The science of Wakanda is based on Vibranium, a rare precious metal of extraterrestrial origin. Vibranium came to Earth 2.5 million years ago when a huge meteor crashed on the African continent.
Over the millennia, the Wakandans have advanced science beyond everything they see on earth, making it stronger and almost indestructible than steel by learning to harness the power of vibranium.
Black Panther King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) stood before the United Nations, promising to abandon Wakanda‘s separatist tradition and give his technology to the entire humanity. He began to open branches of the Wakandan International Reach Center around the world, placing Nakia (Lupita Nyong’ o) in charge of social influence and Shuri (Letitia Wright) in charge of science and information exchange. This means that impossible advanced technology is now being distributed to the rest of the world, but Wakandans are undoubtedly looking to train bright young minds and share these secrets with them.
Avengers: Infinity War definitely shook humanity’s confidence and self-belief; Even the most influential nations were humbled by the horror of Snap. But that doesn’t mean Wakanda‘s gift is an opportunity. At MCU, it is time for the world to change and adapt, to go in a completely different direction.
Wakandan technology comes with Wakandan teachings, and humanity may be willing to listen to this wisdom at this exact moment – meaning Black Panther 2 has the potential to transform the MCU completely.